Tuesday 9 October 2012

Steampunk Christmas

Time for my weekly creation for Creative Expressions, this time around using the fabulous Steampunk Christmas A5 Stamp Plate by Sam Poole.
My background has been created with Distress Inks broken china adding faded jeans around the edges and spritzing with water to give that snowy/icy feel.
The central tree has been stamped with broken china ink and for added dimension and texture I have added mini sprocket gears and watch parts. For further interest I also added a layer of Clear Rock Candy.
I added a large and two small gears to add to that steampunk feel along with a metal charm "don't open 'til Dec. 25" to the top of the gear.
I added lightbulbs (available from Sam Poole Creative Studios) as pots, perfect for a steampunk Christmas card.
I added a game spinner to the top of my tree and the fabulous sentiment stamped with manganese blue archival ink.
I added two trees either side of the central tree, stamped with broken china Distress Ink, spritzing with a little water.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Sandy said...

Your Steampunk Christmas is unbelievable Tracy.
The blue color is a fest.

Words and Pictures said...

Fantastic - I love how the steampunk decorations move from the stamped trees to 3D on the central tree... brilliant - I love it!
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

Fab colours, embellishments and crackle. Love it Tracy. Michelle x

Anonymous said...

It is all those little touches that make this an outstanding card.

Jan Hennings said...

love your steampunk Christmas!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love this steam punk make,the colours are fab and love the addition of the Watch parts!!! Flabby make Tracy! Trace. X

Gillian .... said...

Hi Tracy, the Broken China gives this such and icy look, love all the detail such as the lightbulbs and watch parts. x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Tracy, that's fabulous! Love the lightbulb as tree base and how you mimic'd the stamp with your own real gears. So creative!

ria gall said...

Hi Tracy
I just love your steampunk take on Christmas what a fantastic idea.
I have gone all steampunk on a canvas today, will post it on my blog before the end of the week.
I just love how steampunk lets you play.

Alison said...

Fabulous card Tracy! The crackled Steampunk tree looks amazing!
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LLLOOOOVVVVVEEEEE!!!! Santa will need a top hat, wings, and a hot air balloon to visit here!!! I SO NEED THAT LIGHTBULB!!! Where do I get it?

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card, so many fab details and I love the colour!! Fantastic, as always!!
Hope all is well in your world and you're not too busy!
Love Emma xx

Trish Latimer said...

Genius idea with the lightbulbs Tracy! love it! xxx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the blue and all the elements.x

Suzanne C said...

What a fun steampunk Christmas card! The gears for ornaments is so cool!